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New documentary: Mexican women incarcerated for “homicide” after aborting gain their freedom

Tweet This is the story of how Mexican organizers and lawyers were able to free six women incarcerated for homicide for terminating their pregnancies.  Tweet
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Mexican indigenous woman who was separated from baby allowed to pursue lawsuit against Mississippi welfare agency

Tweet In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated cases of indigenous women denied care at local maternal clinics and being forced to give birth in waiting rooms, [...]
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No reproductive justice for pregnant indigenous women in Mexico

Tweet In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not advanced enough and no doctor was available to help her. Irma, who is Indigenous, spoke little Spanish and was [...]
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How U.S. policy contributes to gendered violence in Mexico

Tweet Image Credit For anyone paying attention to the immigration debate in the U.S., you’ve probably heard something about drug-related violence in Mexico. Quite possibly it was explained as “their” problem, an issue isolated to Mexico’s history and concern.  Tweet
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4 things feminists can learn from the Zapatistas

Tweet Photos taken by Juliana Britto Schwartz Tuesday of this week marked the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, a short moment with a long legacy of struggle for indigenous rights. The Zapatistas–also known as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation or the EZLN–are a movement of indigenous people fighting [...]
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